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Strategic Instruction and Content Enhancement 

in S.T.E.M., Civics, and ELA 

for Middle, Home, and High Schools 

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Ingenuity! Mars Helicopter Logic LineUp and Class Formation

 Time for a Brain Break! Use this Logic Line-Up game for Ss to puzzle out the placement of instruments on NASA's Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, which will launch in July 2020 and travel together with the Mars rover Perseverance. The duo will arrive at Mars and touch down inside Jezero Crater on February 18th, 2021. If all goes to plan, the small, autonomous rotorcraft will then become the first aircraft to fly on the Red Planet in March 2021.

Develop students' thinking skills with hands-on cooperative logic activities. Ts copy the provided picture cards and clues for Ss. They work in teams to figure out how to use the clues to line up their cards in the correct order. The puzzle has 15 full length brainteasers with more complex clues based on descriptions and definitions (not just key terms).

I also included a label the items on Ingenuity worksheet, and a whole class line-up formation, for Ss to make a human model of the Mars helicopter and practice a scouting mission at Jezero Crater

Ts can gamify the learning: if Ss think they have right order, they raise their hand. If they are first with a raised hand and the right order, their team gets a point. The team with the most points at the end of the brain break wins a prize (side note: I like to reward the team with the most right answers with candy).

Build Ss deductive skills, spatial reasoning, vocabulary, and teamwork skills with these ready-to-use, logic activities. The resources includes problems, answers and reproducible, line-up cards.

This product is also available in Microsoft Word document so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss -- email TheScienceGiant[at]gmail[dot]com for a .docx copy.

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